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MiLB teams take Eclipse 2017 in perfect stride

Players, fans soak in historic event at ballparks across the country
August 21, 2017

From Salem-Keizer to Columbia, Minor League teams across the country helped give fans a front-row seat to Monday's much-anticipated total solar eclipse. Check out our rundown of the events:

From Salem-Keizer to Columbia, Minor League teams across the country helped give fans a front-row seat to Monday's much-anticipated total solar eclipse. Check out our rundown of the events:

Aug. 21, 2017; Bowling Green KY, USA at Bowling Green Ball Park Photo Credit: Steve Roberts/Bowling Green Hot Rods Steve Roberts/Bowling Green Hot

Hot Rods players prepare to take the field before their 11:35 a.m. ET game against West Michigan. (Steve Roberts/Bowling Green Hot Rods)

Whitecaps players soak in the event in Bowling Green, Kentucky. (Steve Roberts/Bowling Green Hot Rods)

Bowling Green fans enjoy the full experience. (Steve Roberts/Bowling Green Hot Rods)

The Columbia Fireflies hosted a 1:05 ET contest wearing their own eclipse uniforms. (Columbia Fireflies)
Video: Eclipse at the Columbia Fireflies game
MiLB.com's Ben Hill captures the event from Spirit Communications Park in Columbia, South Carolina.

Salem-Keizer's Michael Sexton and Rob Calabrese are ready for history prior to their game against the Hillsboro Hops at 9:35 ET. (Jared Ravich/MiLB.com)

Fans at Volcanoes Stadium soak in the eclipse with NASA-approved eye wear. (Jared Ravich/MiLB.com)
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MiLB.com's Jared Ravich captures the eclipse in a 360-degree video from the field at Volcanoes Stadium. (Hint: Roll over and position video to the sky).

MiLB.com's Jared Ravich records the event from the players' perspective.

The Charleston RiverDogs hosted an eclipse-viewing party at 1 p.m. ET, prior to their 4:05 p.m. game against the Augusta GreenJackets. (Charleston RiverDogs)
Tweet from @ChasRiverDogs: #EclipseFever pic.twitter.com/sV5kM9weSz
Video: Eclipse time-lapse in Bowling Green
A time-lapse video of the eclipse during Monday's game in Bowling Green. (Dan Hasty/West Michigan Whitecaps)
Tweet from @memphisredbirds: What a memorable [email protected] #Eclipse Day at @AutoZone_Park! pic.twitter.com/ptuh2sTdom
Video: Baby Cakes' Mooney homers on eclipse day
Tweet from @nashvillesounds: The Nashville Sounds are Team Eclipse. #TotalEclipseOfThePark pic.twitter.com/uPXHPsxe1L

Fans prepare prior to Wisconsin's 1:05 ET game against Quad Cities. (Wisconsin Timber Rattlers)
Tweet from @CMehring: The @TimberRattlers grounds crew going #solareclipse with the TR logo behind the plate today #TRatNation https://t.co/LtTtMWqkKG pic.twitter.com/wz3CvlDhmH

A moment of totality in Bowling Green, Kentucky. (Steve Roberts/Bowling Green Hot Rods)